***FUNDING eBike Grant Fund launch

Energy Saving Trust are pleased to announce the launch the 2021/22 eBike Grant Fund.

Transport Scotland has committed a further £900,000 of funding to assist local authorities, public sector agencies, further and higher education institutions, active travel hubs and community groups to adopt ebikes as a sustainable alternative to car journeys. The fund can be used to cover the cost of ebikes, etrikes, ecargo bikes, cargo bikes and trailers, tandems, adapted cycles, trikes and associated equipment. Projects can also apply for extra funding, limited to 5% of the total project cost, to provide subsidised access to ebike hire for targeted groups. This is to ensure that these target groups, such as those on low incomes, with disabilities or mobility issues, jobseekers, modern apprentices, young people, and students have equal access to ebike opportunities.

The eBike Grant Fund will continue to be split into two separate streams.

Category A offers up to £25,000 of funding towards projects that will provide opportunities to communities to trial ebikes.Category B offers up to £200,000 of funding per application towards large scale fleets of pool bikes or public bikeshare/hire schemes and promoting large scale uptake of ebikes. More information, including guidance and information document can be found on our webpage here – eBike Grant Fund available in Scotland – Energy Saving Trust: